You can picture your perfect property so clearly that you would etch it into existence yourself if you could.
But in reality, there are many steps to get from your original vision to placing the welcome mat at your new front door.
One of those steps is finding the perfect property to build on. No matter what your imaginary blueprints look like, there are many things to consider when searching for the perfect plot of land. Before diving into building your dream home, make sure you take the time and effort to vet the ground it will rest on.
Location, Location, Location
When thinking about location, don’t just think about the proximity to town and the ocean. Think about exactly what you want your property to look like. Maybe you’ve imagined your house on a corner or on a cul-de-sac. Or, perhaps you’ve envisioned a large round-a-bout driveway in front of your home, which requires more land.
Whatever your dream view, lot size, or school district, make a list of your priorities so you can hone in on an area of town that could potentially have a lot size you need in your preferred location. Once you’ve done that, work with your realtor and construction company to find plots of land that check off all your boxes.
Gather All of the Facts
So, you think you’ve found the perfect plot of land. There is plenty of space for your dream home, and you can already envision the day you walk through the door.
Not so fast.
A piece of land may seem perfect, but many aspects of a plot of land can hinder getting precisely what you want. Once you’ve found the plot for you, make sure to gather all the facts about it before committing financially.
Your construction company will be able to help you learn all you need to know about the property, such as the exact property lines, land quality, flood zone issues, and most importantly, any possible building restrictions.
Zoning issues and other constraints could prevent or limit the size of your property, but once you’ve gathered all your facts, you and your contractor can make a judgment call on if this is still the right spot for you.
Back up and contingency plans are essential to have for any building project. Depending on the land you choose, unexpected issues could arise that need to be addressed in order to move your project forward.
Be sure to stay flexible because, while having a plan is great, sometimes you may have to accept that things may need to change for the betterment of your project.
Leave your perfect property in the hands of people you can trust, like Ryan A. Jones & Associates. We will work with you every step of the way, from location selection to completion of your dream home . Contact us today to get started!